How to Play the Cigar Box Guitar

How to Play the Cigar Box Guitar

Cigar Box Guitars (CBG) are as you picture them—an instrument made with a cigar box, a wooden neck and steel strings attached.  The instrument has grown in popularity as DIY kits, and building plans became readily available for hobbyists. However, the first mention of...
Learning the Violin is Easy with Fiddle Tab

Learning the Violin is Easy with Fiddle Tab

The Shortcut for Learning Beginner Violin-Fiddle Tunes Tablature or “tab” is a fun way to get a quick start on the violin.  Fiddle tab is a straightforward shorthand system of showing what notes to play.  Once you learn how to read tab, you will be amazed at how fast...
12 Tips for Flatpicking Celtic Guitar

12 Tips for Flatpicking Celtic Guitar

Flatpicking on the guitar means to use a pick or plectrum to strike the strings, as opposed to fingerstyle where you use your fingers or finger picks.  I’ve compiled 12 useful tips and techniques to help you improve your skills at Celtic Flatpicking, though the tips...
7 Tips for Playing Guitar Barre Chords

7 Tips for Playing Guitar Barre Chords

Seven Tips for Playing Better Barre Chords Learning barre chords can be a pain for most beginner guitar players.  Some students just give up and play open position chords or use a capo if there are barre chords in the song.  Eventually, not learning to play barre...